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The artist must bow to the mon...

The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.

Richard Wright 43 quotes

Men can starve from a lack of ...

Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread.

Richard Wright 43 quotes

The impulse to dream was slowl...

The impulse to dream was slowly beaten out of me by experience. Now it surged up again and I hungered for books, new ways of looking and seeing.

Richard Wright 43 quotes

Our too-young and too-new Amer...

Our too-young and too-new America, lusty because it is lonely, aggressive because it is afraid, insists upon seeing the world in terms of good and bad, the holy and the evil, the high and the low, the white and the black; our America is frightened of fact, of history, of processes, of necessity. It hugs the easy way of damning those whom it cannot understand, of excluding those who look different, and it salves its conscience with a self-draped cloak of righteousness

Richard Wright 43 quotes

The more closely the author th...

The more closely the author thinks of why he wrote, the more he comes to regard his imagination as a kind of self-generating cement which glued his facts together, and his emotions as a kind of dark and obscure designer of those facts. Reluctantly, he comes to the conclusion that to account for his book is to account for his life.

Richard Wright 43 quotes

Make up your mind, Snail! You ...

Make up your mind, Snail! You are half inside your house, And halfway out!

Richard Wright 43 quotes

They hate because they fear, a...

They hate because they fear, and they fear because they feel that the deepest feelings of their lives are being assaulted and outraged. And they do not know why; they are powerless pawns in a blind play of social forces.

Richard Wright 43 quotes

I knew that I lived in a count...

I knew that I lived in a country in which the aspirations of black people were limited, marked-off. Yet I felt that I had to go somewhere and do something to redeem my being alive.

Richard Wright 43 quotes

It was not a matter of believi...

It was not a matter of believing or disbelieving what I read, but of feeling something new, of being affected by something that made the look of the world different.

Richard Wright 43 quotes

Love grows from stable relatio...

Love grows from stable relationships, shared experience, loyalty, devotion, trust.

Richard Wright 43 quotes

He had lived and acted on the ...

He had lived and acted on the assumption that he was alone, and now he saw that he had not been. What he had done made others suffer. No matter how much he would long for them to forget him, they would not be able to. His family was a part of him, not only in blood, but in spirit.

Richard Wright 43 quotes

In me was shaping a yearning f...

In me was shaping a yearning for a kind of consciousness, a mode of being that the way of life about me had said could not be, must not be, and upon which the penalty of death had been placed. Somewhere in the dead of the southern night my life had switched onto the wrong track and without my knowing it, the locomotive of my heart was rushing down a dangerously steep slope, heading for a collision, heedless of the warning red lights that blinked all about me, the sirens and the ells and the screams that filled the air.

Richard Wright 43 quotes

It made me love talk that soug...

It made me love talk that sought answers to questions that could help nobody, that could only keep alive in me that enthralling sense of wonder and awe in the face of the drama of human feeling which is hidden by the external drama of life.

Richard Wright 43 quotes

I listened, vaguely knowing no...

I listened, vaguely knowing now that I had committed some awful wrong that I could not undo, that I had uttered words I could not recall even though I ached to nullify them, kill them, turn back time to the moment before I had talked so that I could have another chance to save myself.

Richard Wright 43 quotes

All literature is protest....

All literature is protest.

Richard Wright 43 quotes

The artist must bow to the mon...

The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.

Richard Wright 43 quotes

Each day when you see us black...

Each day when you see us black folk upon the dusty land of your farm or upon the hard pavement of your city streets, you usually take it for granted and think you know us, but our history is far stranger than you suspect, and we are not what we seem.

Richard Wright 43 quotes

What could I dream of that had...

What could I dream of that had the barest possibility of coming true? I could think of nothing. And, slowly, it was upon exactly that nothingness that my mind began to dwell, that constant sense of wanting without having, of being hated without reason.

Richard Wright 43 quotes

We had our own civilization in...

We had our own civilization in Africa before we were captured and carried off to this land. We smelted iron, danced, made music and folk poems; we sculpted, worked in glass, spun cotton and wool, wove baskets and cloth. We invented a medium of exchange, mined silver and gold, made pottery and cutlery, we fashioned tools and utensils of brass, bronze, ivory, quartz, and granite. We had our own literature, our own systems of law, religion, medicine, science, and education.

Richard Wright 43 quotes

I didn't know I was really ali...

I didn't know I was really alive in this world until I felt things hard enough to kill for 'em...

Richard Wright 43 quotes

Джина Дэвис на Золотом глобусе 1992 года и Порнозвезда Чиччолина на заседании Парламента Италии. 1990-е годы

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Порнозвезда Чиччолина на заседании Парламента Италии. 1990-е годы. Джина Дэвис на Золотом глобусе 1992 года. Владимир Ульянов в возрасте 4 лет со своей сестрой Ольгой. Симбирск, 1874 год....

Патрик Суэйзи со своим четвероногим другом, 1980-e и Джаред Лето и Роберт Дауни Младший, 1998 год

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Дерзкая Наталья Ионова, 2009 г. Немецкая актриса Настасья Кински, 1982 год. Маколей и Киран Калкины, 1991 год. Патрик Суэйзи со своим четвероногим другом, 1980-e. Мэй Macк - мать Илона Мacка, 1969 год...

Элегантная Ясмин Гаури, 1995 год и 10-я княгиня Монако Грейс Келли в день своей свадьбы с букетом ландышей, 19 апреля 1956 г.

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Пpaздновaниe Xeлоуинa y Keннeди, 1961 гoд. Королева Великобритании Елизавета и принц Эдвард. Великобритания. 1970-е. 10-я княгиня Монако Грейс Келли в день своей свадьбы с букетом ландышей, 19 апрел...

Королева на встрече с "королевой", 1974 год и Aктep Шoн Пeнн, его жeнa пeвица Maдонна и экс–битл Джордж Харрисон, 1986 г

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Aктep Шoн Пeнн, его жeнa пeвица Maдонна и экс–битл Джордж Харрисон, 1986 г. Королева на встрече с "королевой", 1974 год. 14-лeтняя Meлaни Гpиффит домa co cвоим любимым львом Hилом, 1971 гoд....